Rangers' European opponents Standard Liege hit with three further Covid cases

Standard Liege have reported another three positive Covid-19 results just two days after facing Rangers.

Standard Liege's Maxime Lestienne, right, has tested positive for Covid-19 just days after playing Rangers.
Standard Liege's Maxime Lestienne, right, has tested positive for Covid-19 just days after playing Rangers.

Midfielder Maxime Lestienne and unused substitute Eden Shamir are among the new cases to hit the Belgian outfit.

Teenage striker Abdoul Fessal Tapsoba has also tested positive for Covid-19 but was not among the Standard squad which suffered a 2-0 Europa League defeat to Steven Gerrard's team on Thursday.

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Tapsoba had already been told to isolate after team-mates Michel-Ange Balikwisha, Nicolas Raskin and Moussa Sissako were found to have contracted the virus on the eve of the Gers clash.

The newly-affected trio will now sit out Sunday's Jupiler Pro League clash with Sint-Truidense VV and as well as next week's Europa League trip to Benfica.

Liege said in a statement: "Early Friday afternoon, the entire Reds delegation underwent a Covid-19 test.

"The results received this Saturday at the beginning of the afternoon indicate that Maxime, Eden and Abdoul are positive.”